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TUCSON, AZ - APRIL 24: Musicians Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love, David Marks and Bruce Johnston perform during the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Concert Tour at the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater on April 24, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Moore/Getty Images)

Listen The Beach Boys In Concert

June 13, 2012 – The band is on tour, celebrating its 50th anniversary. Hear an hour of recent recorded highlights.


The Beach Boys' new album — the first collaboration in decades between founding members Brian Wilson (third from left) and Mike Love (second from right) — is called That's Why God Made the Radio.

Read The Beach Boys: The Harmony Is Endless After All

June 2, 2012 – Brian Wilson and Mike Love reminisce about the '60s, Paul McCartney and getting back in the studio.


The Beach Boys on their 50th Anniversary tour. (L-R) Brian Wilson, David Marks, Mike Love and Al Jardine.

Read The Beach Boys: 2062

May 11, 2012 – It's not so hard to imagine a completely new version of the iconic band on stage 50 years from now.

The Beach Boys 2012

Listen Hear The Beach Boys' Best New Song In 40 Years

April 25, 2012 – A new song marks the band's 50th anniversary. Wouldn't it be nice if all reunions sounded so good?


American Daron Rahlves competes during the men's freestyle ski cross qualification at Cypress Mountain during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Read Shredding To Metallica, Dancing To 'Jump'

February 23, 2012 – Olympic skier Daron Rahlves and two NPR listeners share songs that remind them of winter sports.


Is there good music that somehow isn't getting through to you?

Watch Where Are Your Musical Blind Spots?

February 6, 2012 – Ever feel guilty about not appreciating music you know you should?

A new box set offers a fresh look at "Heroes and Villains," a Beach Boys classic worth taking apart and reexamining.

Listen The Beach Boys: Deconstructing A Classic

January 17, 2012 – A new box set offers a look at "Heroes and Villains," a classic worth taking apart and reexamining.


The Beach Boys in 1964: Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Carl Wilson.

Read The SMiLE Sessions: A Window Into The Beach Boys

November 1, 2011 – EMI has released session tracks from the legendarily unreleased SMiLE album for the first time.


Watch You've Never Heard 'Pet Sounds'?!

October 12, 2010 – Our All Songs Considered intern listens to the Beach Boys album Pet Sounds for the first time.

A Visith From The Goon Squad

Read The Novelist's Advantage: Great Books About Music

August 17, 2010 – Novels by Jennifer Egan and Dana Spiotta use music to help readers understand their characters.

John Sebastian

Listen Summer Song Favorites: 'I Get Around'

August 18, 2009 – John Sebastian, the voice behind "Summer In The City," dishes on the Beach Boys tune.


Listen 1,000 Essential Recordings You Must Hear

August 22, 2008 – Author Tom Moon surveys all genres of music, from Marian Anderson to ZZ Top.


Listen Music to Fall in Love With

February 13, 2008 – On this edition of All Songs Considered NPR listeners share their favorite love songs.


Listen A Paean to the Music of Summer

July 3, 2007 – Music journalist/armchair philosophizer Christian Bordal ruminates on appropriate sounds for summer.


Listen Guest DJ M. Ward

November 17, 2006 – New-folk artist M. Ward talks about his latest CD, Post-War and shares some of his favorite reco...


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